Agency Survey
The UK was the most popular destination for Russian language students, followed closely by Malta.

2,281 is the total number of students placed by the eighteen agencies in our survey

9 - 955 students were placed on courses by individual agencies per year

62 per cent of Russian language students preferred residential  accommodation when studying overseas

Language is the largest sector of the study abroad market for Russian agencies (90.4 per cent)




Anastassia Romanenko from Insight-Lingua talks to us.
"Our figures show a 15 per cent growth in student numbers for our agency. Most of this is due to junior summer language tavel groups. In recent years with the ruble drop and economic crisis, our students are becoming more price sensitive and less of them are seeking an expensive prestigious degree."


Victor Malanin from STB Tours talks to us.
"The volume of sales for cheap language destinations such as Malta and Cyprus has risen by 35 per cent. What is really a surprise is the huge demand for US summer programmes, both east and west coast, despite them being the most expensive. We have more than a 240 per cent increase in sales in this market."




"The market for short-term, summer language courses for juniors remains strong in Russia, while longer-term options have decreased in popularity due to less disposable income. This is unlikely to change until exchange rates improve."
Bethan Norris, Senior Editor




Thank you to the following agencies for taking part in this survey: Be International,; Delarte,; Dominanta International Educational Centre,; Educational World,; EduGuide Ufa,; Global English Training & Testing Solutions,; Global Link Educational Centre,; Insight-Lingua,; InStudy,;  IQ Consultancy,; J&S Tour Co.,; Language Bridge,; Smart Panda,; STB Tours,; StudyIN,; Travel and Study Consulting,; V Tour,; VIVAT - Center of International Education,


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